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DCW Newsletters

The Office of Children Youth and Families Newsletter: The WYNK (What you Need to Know)

If you have any comments, suggestions, feedback, or would like to contribute an article to The WYNK, please contact Caitlin Smith.

 

Our quarterly newsletter, the WYNK (What You Need to Know), which has been adapted to encompass the entire Office of Children, Youth and Families instead of just Child Welfare. 

Volume 3 Issue 1 Spring 2013 - This first issue of the new and improved version of What you Need to Know about the Office of Children Youth and Families contains articles on:

 

  • Introducing the New OCYF Deputy Director 
  • Keeping Kids Safe and Families Healthy 2.0 
  • CDHS Awards Trainining Redesign Contract to Kempe Center 
  • A New Home for CDRC 
  • DYC's Zeb Pike Youth Wins Scholarship at  the 2013 Colorado Springs Children of Color Conference
  • Domestic Violence Program 
  • Differential Response
  • Interoperability Grant
  • CCYIS

 

Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 2012 - this issue of the WYNK contains articles on the C-Stat process, the Child Welfare Training Re-Design, an update on Monthly Caseworker Visitation, an introduction to the 24-7 Monitoring and Licensing Team and an article on recent grants awarded to the Division.

 

Volume 5, Fall 2011 - the fifth issue of the WYNK contains articles welcoming Julie Krow as the Director of the Office of Children, Youth and Familes, Colorado Disparities Resource Center, Reflections on Undoing Racism, SACWIS Compliance, the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) update, and Permanency by Design.

Volume 4, Summer 2011 - the fourth issue of the WYNK contains an article by Ida Drury on Child Protection Team as a Venue for Community Collaboration, a Colorado Practice Model Update, an article introducing Andrew Johnson, manager of the Specialized and Integrated Programs unit at the Division of Child Welfare, an article on Monthly Caseworker Visits and an article on the Administrative Review Division (ARD) changes.

 

Volume 3, Spring 2011 - the third issue of the WYNK contains information on our new Executive Director, an update on the Colorado Practice Initiative, and an article on the new Trails Alert System that rolled out in Trails in December 2010.

 

Volume 2, Winter 2011 - the second issue of the WYNK contains data and information on Monthly Caseworker Visits, articles from Prowers County and Larimer County, as well as updates on Colorado's Youth Leadership Team and the Colorado Practice Initiative. 

 

Volume 1, Autumn 2010 -This is the first issue of  the WYNK, "What you Need to Know" about Child Welfare", otherwise known as The WYNK. The existing Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter has been incorporated into this new and improved newsletter, along with updates on Colorado’s Practice Initiative, Differential Response and other initiatives from the Division of Child Welfare. This newsletter will detail announcements, news, initiatives, updates on the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), training and funding opportunities and other pertinent information.

 

Child and Family Services Review Newsletters

 

April 2010, Issue 11
This is the eleventh issue of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter. This is the Safety Edition and contains articles on Spotlighting Safety, a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) update, Timeliness of Investigations, Differential Response, and Recurrence of Abuse.

 

November 2009, Issue 10
This is the tenth issue of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter. This is the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) edition, and contains articles on What's Happening with the PIP, Colorado's PIP, The Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) and Its Relationship to the PIP, General Themes from the Review, and PIP Tips, a new column.

 

June 2009, Issue 9
This is the ninth issue of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter. This issue is focused on spotlighting youth and contains articles from Roni Spaulding, CFSR Program administrator, articles submitted by youth, an article by an adoptive parent, and county submissions.

 

October 2008, Issue 8
This is the eighth issue of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter. This issue contains information on the sites selected for the Review written by Judy Kissel, Interim CFSR Coordinator, an article by Roni Spaulding, CFSR Program Administrator, and articles by county staff including Tim Hart with Pueblo County Department of Social Services and Shannyn Romero with Denver County Department of Human Services.

 

August 2008, Issue 7 
This is the seventh issue of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter. This edition has articles from county and state staff including: La Plata County Systems and Regulatory Compliance Administrator, Theresa Campbell, Bill DeLisio, the Court Improvement Coordinator for the Colorado State Court Administrator's Office, along with Greg Smith and Judy Kissel from the Division of Child Welfare. It also contains articles on CFSR Reviewers, Colorado's Time Frames for the CFSR, and a Welcome to Lloyd Malone, our new Division Director.

 

February 2008, Issue 6
This is the sixth issue of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter. This issue contains information on the rescheduled Review date for Colorado, an article by Jim Drendel, Larimer County Director on his experience at the Florida Review, information on the CFSR Purpose and Process by Sam Martinez with the Administration for Children and Families, an update on the joint Child Welfare and Judicial annual conference called the Summit scheduled in Keystone for May 27 - 30, 2008, and a review of the Denver County Mock Review.

 

December 2007, Issue 5
This is the fifth issue of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter. This issue contains articles from District Court Judge Lowenbach and County Director Lloyd Malone. It also contains information about the CFSR Review Teams, a request for reviewers including a Reviewer Application Form, as well as a brief update about the recent AFCARs Submission.

 

October 2007, Issue 4
This is the fourth issue of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter. This issue contains information on the Regional Kickoffs, Time frame for the Regional Assessments, Frequently Asked Questions, Top 10 Reasons for Community Involvement, and a letter from Karen Beye, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services.

 

August 2007, Issue 3
This is the third issue of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter. This issue is focused mainly on Frequently Asked Questions, provides information on what is a Stakeholder, contains information on Youth Leadership Teams and has information on our CFSR Logo contest.

 

July 2007, Issue 2
This is the second edition of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Newsletter. This issue contains information on the Statewide CFSR Kickoff, timelines and information to be presented in the Regional Kickoff meetings, the CFSR Regional Map, and directions on where to find PIP information on the CDHS Portal. Please feel free to submit any questions you may have regarding the CFSR (newsletter, process, timeline, etc.).

 

April 2007, Issue 1
This is the first edition of the Child and Family Services Review Newsletter.  The purpose of this publication is to provide information regarding Colorado's Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) in a regular, easy to read, concise format.  This first issue contains information such as background on the CFSR, a timeline for upcoming events, contact information, and a contest to name the newsletter, in addition to providing links to more information regarding the Child and Family Services Review.  Please submit any questions you may have regarding the CFSR (newsletter, process, timeline, etc.).

 

revised 04/03/2013